March 12, 2013
Gregorio Borgia photo

A giant monitor in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, shows cardinals praying, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Cardinals have begun filing into the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect the next pope amid deep divisions and uncertainty over who will lead the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic church and tend to its many problems.

Andrew Medichini photo

People watch on a video monitor under the statue of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Square as cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel at the start the conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

Dmitry Lovetsky photo

People watch cardinals assembled in the Sistine Chapel at the start the conclave to elect a new pope on a video monitor in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 12, 2013.